Flags to our dream destinations | It is customary to fly Courtesy National flags once your vessel has been checked into a new country.

DSC_1649  We just have these colourful of South Pacific flags on the boat. We ordered from U.S. because it is hard to find in Canada.

These our main dream destination flags. We have to present this flag after we arrive and have been allowed entry to each country. The yellow quarantine flag is flown before entry is granted.

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French Polynesia

Tahiti and Society island group are the most famous along with their lesser known Marquises, Gambiers  Tuamotus and Astral groups. Polynesians were granted French citizenship and the islands’ status was changed to an overseas territory; the islands’ name was changed in 1957 to Polynésie Française (French Polynesia).

The islands of French Polynesia have a total land area of 3,521.2 square kilometres (1,359.5 sq. mi),scattered over 2,500,000 square kilometres (965,255 sq. mi) of ocean. There are around 130 islands in French Polynesia.

French poly map

It is made up of six groups of islands. The largest and most populated island is Tahiti, in the Society Islands.

The island groups are:

Mehetia

Tahiti

Tetiaroa

Moorea

Maiao

  • Leeward Islands

Huahine

Raiatea

Tahaa

Bora Bora

Tupai

Maupiti

Mopelia

Motu One

Manuae

 {Wikipedia}

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Tuvalu

is a Polynesian island nation

Which independence from the United Kingdom in 1978

Motto “Tuvalu for the Almighty”

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Samoa

Independent from New Zealand in 1962

Motto “Samoa is founded on God”

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Tonga

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Cook Islands Responsibility of New Zealand

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Niue

In 2003, Niue became the world’s first “Wi-Fi nation”, in which free wireless internet access is provided throughout the country by The Internet Users Society-Niue.

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Fiji

Independence from The United Kingdom in 1970

Motto “Fear God and honour the queen”

Use Fijian dollar

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New Zealand

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And this one a yellow fabric to make a quarantine flag. Is necessary to fly when you arrive at each country.

Quarantine flag is yellow flag flown by itself by a ship requesting pratique on entering a harbour to indicate that the ship has no disease on board; flag flown by a ship with another flag to indicate that it has contagious or infectious disease aboard.

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4 Comments

    1. Thanks Sunish, Almost ready and this week we meet storm again here. You knew that we intented to leave since last September without done or check so many things. Including all these flags. Have a happy day!

  1. Sounds fantastic. We did something similar only we chose a 40 foot class A Motor home; after retirement we put all our furniture and other belongings in storage. Sold the House and traveled for 10 years. That was the best time of our lives. Finally had to give it up, sold the Motor Home, bought a new home, restored the furniture and will be anchored here in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. for the rest of our life.
    Bon voyage!

    1. Hi Tex Arty,

      Thanks for your post and encouragement. With the weather we are having now we wish we could drive south.:-) Sail or Motor, I think the driving force is the same to be free to move and experience others worlds without having time constraints. Hope the next phase of your life is as fulfilling. /Steph

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